Until now, network performance and analysis have either eluded enterprises or has been a heavy burden on the network management budget. Small to medium size enterprises could hardly afford the up-front capital expense and large enterprises paid a heavy price to monitor their network.
Touted solutions were either based on specialized hardware with end-of-life replacement required every few years or software solutions that frankly still cost dearly because of piecemeal pricing. Forget about those advertising a “cloud solution” because many of those are really just the same solution with expensive tunneling in and out of the cloud to their platform.
Ok, what can you do? Any size enterprise should consider switching to NPaaS as the least expensive solution with all the features you need and none of the capital expense or maintenance hassles. After all, Microsoft and Adobe and many other large companies have switched to a subscription-based model because it lowers the cost for their customers. In their case, it also destroys the attraction to pirated software.
In your case, you simplify and actually improve your network performance QoS for a reasonable monthly fee. Your network team are not overburdened with managing yet another server, this is simply a connection to the cloud to access the always up-to-date telco grade software.
So, what do you need to do? Answer a few simple questions to determine your implementation criteria and you are ready to go.
Where do you want the NPaaS software hosted?
How do you want the packets collected?
Who will monitor?
Then you’re all set to discover and analyze network anomalies whether caused by hardware, software or security breach. You can view your whole network at a glance on one screen as shown below:
Here are the highlights of an NPaaS solution:
It’s not what you can do for your network, it’s what your network can do for you.